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# phishing - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams
# Smishing
# Smishing

Gardaí issue warning to public after marked increase in text message scams

Mar 9th 2021, 7:29 AM 15,999 Views 5 Comments

A total of 45 such scams were recorded in the first week of February compared with just 13 in the same period last year and in 2019.

# phishing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages
# Warning
# Warning

Department of Social Protection and An Post issue warnings over scam text messages

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 2:01 PM 37,491 Views 1 Comment

Health officials are warning anyone who thinks they’ve been affected to contact their bank.

# phishing - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam
# Smishing
# Smishing

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Aug 6th 2020, 4:30 PM 65,693 Views 86 Comments

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

# phishing - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Gardaí warn public to be alert to 'fraudsters exploiting the spread of Covid-19'
# Phishing
# Phishing

Gardaí warn public to be alert to 'fraudsters exploiting the spread of Covid-19'

Mar 11th 2020, 6:52 PM 50,225 Views 23 Comments

The three types of fraud being highlighted at present involve internet phishing, fraudulent selling, and social engineering scams.

# phishing - Monday 22 July, 2019

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:39 AM 60,106 Views 30 Comments

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

# phishing - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
# Too Good To Be True
# Too Good To Be True

Take care: Consumers warned about potential scammers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:15 AM 7,772 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí have issued a range of advice to help people avoid getting caught when buying online ahead of the Christmas period.

# phishing - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages
# Cybersecurity
# Cybersecurity

We're exposed to potential threats via email every day - here's how to spot malicious messages

Oct 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 24,605 Views 12 Comments

The most sinister of cyber-attacks are often simply delivered, writes Richard Lambe.

# phishing - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Got an email from Revenue today? Be careful as it could be a scam
# Phishing Scam
# Phishing Scam

Got an email from Revenue today? Be careful as it could be a scam

Aug 17th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,733 Views 6 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said people must remain vigilant against cyber criminals.

# phishing - Friday 21 July, 2017

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?
# Scam-a-lot
# Scam-a-lot

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?

Jul 21st 2017, 10:08 AM 12,025 Views 41 Comments

Guarding your personal and bank details is essential for modern living, but it’s possible for even the wary to be caught out occasionally.

# phishing - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails
# Warning
# Warning

Warning as a number of Irish law firms targeted by scam emails

Jul 19th 2017, 10:04 PM 22,527 Views 9 Comments

Users have been advised not to open the email.

# phishing - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs
# Phishing
# Phishing

Use Gmail? Sneaky hackers use contact emails to attack Google Docs

May 4th 2017, 7:44 AM 13,541 Views 5 Comments

The internet giant has managed to contain the attack.

# phishing - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail
# Phishing
# Phishing

The man who hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence gets 9 months in jail

Jan 25th 2017, 6:54 AM 25,826 Views 39 Comments

Edward Majercyzk hacked more than 300 email and other online accounts.

# phishing - Monday 1 August, 2016

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"
# Fresh Water Phishing
# Fresh Water Phishing

Customers warned not to open Irish Water "account maintenance email"

Aug 1st 2016, 6:04 PM 24,762 Views 45 Comments

If you receive a suspicious mail like this, it’s recommended you check the sender and don’t click on any links.

# phishing - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers
# Phishing
# Phishing

Beware: This scam email is being sent to Electric Ireland customers

Mar 31st 2016, 3:39 PM 24,705 Views 18 Comments

The phishing scam brings you to a fake payment page where you’re asked to enter in financial details.

# phishing - Monday 25 January, 2016

If you get an email like this from Irish Water, delete it immediately
# Phishing
# Phishing

If you get an email like this from Irish Water, delete it immediately

Jan 25th 2016, 3:26 PM 40,446 Views 71 Comments

A number of people have been sent emails which appear to come from the company.

# phishing - Monday 11 January, 2016

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it
# Malware
# Malware

If you receive an email like this from WhatsApp, do not open it

Jan 11th 2016, 9:54 PM 33,795 Views 15 Comments

The emails aim to trick people into downloading malware onto their computers.

# phishing - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance
# Canned
# Canned

The self-proclaimed 'Spam King' is about to get his comeuppance

Aug 25th 2015, 2:21 PM 24,806 Views 27 Comments

A Las Vegas man who sent more than 27 million Facebook messages is facing jail time

# phishing - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams
# Phishing
# Phishing

Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams

Dec 23rd 2014, 2:54 PM 11,856 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí have issued a warning today.

# phishing - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas
# Gone Phishing
# Gone Phishing

Phishing attacks are down, but be careful before Christmas

Oct 30th 2014, 10:15 PM 10,586 Views 7 Comments

Phishing is surprisingly lucrative.

# phishing - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail
# The Lockout
# The Lockout

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail

Oct 21st 2014, 4:55 PM 13,220 Views 11 Comments

Introducing: Security Key

# phishing - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
# Online Security
# Online Security

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:00 PM 62 Views 17 Comments

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

# phishing - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

'iCloud was not breached': Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack
# Phishing
# Phishing

'iCloud was not breached': Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack

Sep 2nd 2014, 9:46 PM 26,421 Views 33 Comments

The company says it was a targeted attack and does not represent a wider risk.

# phishing - Monday 12 May, 2014

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
# Small Business Big Crime
# Small Business Big Crime

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

May 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,801 Views 4 Comments

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

# phishing - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details
# Delete Delete Delete
# Delete Delete Delete

Scammers are going 'phishing' for Revenue customer details

Feb 11th 2014, 10:48 AM 12,612 Views 25 Comments

Fake emails headed “Notice of Tax Return. Client No.” are being sent from accounts purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners.

# phishing - Monday 16 September, 2013

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud
# Fraud
# Fraud

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud

Sep 16th 2013, 9:38 AM 10,349 Views 39 Comments

An IT support company has said that there has been a surge in scams using the logo over the last year.

# phishing - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 17th 2013, 8:01 PM 7,379 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Irish people in Cairo, Michael Dwyer, and Scotland Yard looking at the death of Princess Diana (again).

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year
# Phishing
# Phishing

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Aug 17th 2013, 8:50 AM 9,097 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

# phishing - Friday 9 August, 2013

Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime

Aug 9th 2013, 1:39 PM 3,053 Views 10 Comments

Nearly one in five surveyed companies were victims of hacking in the last year, with the average incident costing up to €30,000 to clean up.

# phishing - Friday 26 July, 2013

Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details
# Scam
# Scam

Warning over increase in 'phishing' emails seeking PTSB account details

Jul 26th 2013, 12:20 PM 11,432 Views 26 Comments

Email users are being bombarded with scam emails asking for account details and mobile phone numbers.

# phishing - Monday 1 October, 2012

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams
# Scams
# Scams

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams

Oct 1st 2012, 12:25 PM 6,986 Views 19 Comments

The National Consumer Agency has said it received 835 scam-related queries in the last 12 months, most related to ‘PC phishing’

# phishing - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Revenue warns internet users over fake email 'tax refund' scam
# Warning
# Warning

Revenue warns internet users over fake email 'tax refund' scam

Jul 18th 2012, 4:12 PM 12,454 Views 22 Comments

If you get an email offering you a €278 tax refund, steer clear – sadly, it’s too good to be true.

# phishing - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey
# Crime
# Crime

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey

Mar 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,248 Views 10 Comments

Reported crimes – in all forms – have increased over the past two years despite over €2 billion being spent on security measures.

# phishing - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails

Jan 31st 2012, 10:10 AM 2,255 Views 6 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.

# phishing - Sunday 7 August, 2011

This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts
# Hacking
# Hacking

This call may be recorded... Hackers targeting smartphones, warn experts

Aug 7th 2011, 1:58 PM 993 Views 5 Comments

Hackers are turning to smartphones to access personal information, with Android devices said to be especially vulnerable.

# phishing - Thursday 2 June, 2011

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan
# Gmail
# Gmail

China refutes Google's claims that Gmail attacks originated in Jinan

Jun 2nd 2011, 3:56 PM 247 Views 0 Comments

Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.

Google uncovers Gmail security attack aimed at tricking users into sharing passwords
# Gmail
# Gmail

Google uncovers Gmail security attack aimed at tricking users into sharing passwords

Jun 2nd 2011, 7:41 AM 380 Views 0 Comments

Internet company says personal Gmail accounts belonging to US government officials, journalists and Chinese political activists are among the hundreds affected.

# phishing - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam
# Gone Phishing
# Gone Phishing

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam

May 19th 2011, 3:45 PM 1,280 Views 0 Comments

The budget airline warns of an email scam advising people to pay for the delivery of a car “won” in a scratchcard competition.